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Flat bootom steering wheel by fiero2man
Started on: 11-20-2013 09:59 PM
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I'm 6'4..could use some extra leg room. Has anyone ever installed a flat bottomed steering wheel ?...is it a problem with the adjustable stock Fiero steering wheel?.. I saw a SPARCO model..but man, they are too expensive. Got any ideas???
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I use a Momo in mine that was pretty pricey but there are many other brands for around $50-$80 that have a "D" shape.
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Try an NRG steering wheel. Great quality at a fraction of the Sparco price:



Mine is flat bottom.
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Originally posted by doublec4:

Try an NRG steering wheel. Great quality at a fraction of the Sparco price:



Mine is flat bottom.



I went and bought the same one after drooling over yours and I gotta say, it's been one of the best mods I've done to my car. Fiero2man, you won't regret it! I've had mine for about 2 years and not a single complaint. Just know that you need the thin/slim/low-pro (or whatever NRG calls it exactly) hub adapter if you want it to be the stock distance away from you.

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Gota check your state laws.. PA inspection faild my 1st car for one of these as your steering wheel needs to be at least 12" for a full 360*
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What about a Kit style steering wheel? as most states now allow us to not have to have them inspected if you register them as antiques.
I found one on eBay, while not cheap it would solve your problem with room.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KNI...em43a7bbade4&vxp=mtr

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Report this Post11-21-2013 01:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for johnt671Click Here to Email johnt671Send a Private Message to johnt671Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I found a nice Pilot flat bottom wheel a while back at Auto Zone for $60.00. I liked it because it had two red horn buttons by the thumb grips rather than one horn mounted in the center of the wheel.
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Steering wheels are just a round steel rod coated with some kind of plastic so I don't see why you couldn't just bend it, the bottom anyway to the D shape you wanted in the first place, if you cracked the plastic coating just wrap it in leather. I would take it off the column before trying to do something like that though or you might damage the column.

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YIKES! I think you'd have a serious problem in a parking lot or pulling into any tight space with one of these in a Fiero.
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Originally posted by ConvictedRedneck:
I went and bought the same one after drooling over yours and I gotta say, it's been one of the best mods I've done to my car. Fiero2man, you won't regret it! I've had mine for about 2 years and not a single complaint. Just know that you need the thin/slim/low-pro (or whatever NRG calls it exactly) hub adapter if you want it to be the stock distance away from you.




Thanks! Glad I could make a good recommendation!
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I'm pretty sure johnyrottin took this wheel out of the GBCT when he got it. It might be for sale, but the color wouldn't match most interiors.




The wheels were turned in the pic... The flat part was at the bottom when going straight. So endless you only drive in a straight line you will still have the round part of the wheel hit your legs when you turn.

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Report this Post11-22-2013 03:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mrfred8Click Here to visit mrfred8's HomePageSend a Private Message to mrfred8Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Flat bottomed steering wheels you make the rocking world go round.
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